Like its namesake and close relative, the bottlebrush (Callistemon species), One Sided Bottlebrush combines toughness with attractive flowers and foliage. It makes a great hedge or general garden shrub that will attract nectar-feeding birds such as honey eaters. All it needs is a light trim to keep it flowering well and in a compact shape.
|Scientific Name:||Calothamnus quadrifidus|
|Common Name:||One Sided Bottlebrush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2.5 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2.5 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Planting Season:||All year|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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